Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Updated: First iPhone Review

I don't often write about technology, though I work in the computer industry, but Apple's new iPhone is worthy of a post. It is coming out this Friday at 6 PM and Walt Mossberg has posted the first review here. You can also see a video of him talking about his two weeks with this fabulously cool device below.

Update: David Pogue's New York Times Review.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

From Achilles To Christ

I've often been enamored by good writers that are also good teachers. The best of these draw your interest to the subject by their knowledge, passion, and insight. One of these is Louis Markos of Houston Baptist University, who wrote the wonderful Lewis Agonistes: How C.S. Lewis Can Train Us To Wrestle With The Modern and Postmodern World. In that book he shows us a Lewis at home in the halls of reason as well as the ether of the numinous. The Teaching Company has also released two courses by him that I recommend to anyone interested in C.S. Lewis and literature: The Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis and Plato to Postmodernism.

In August he has a new book coming out called From Achilles to Christ. You can read reviews and endorsements here and a chapter outline here. I will be reading it as soon as it is released.